As reported previously in this blog, Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Lauren Vogel ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, appeared in the cabaret show Gilbert & Sullivan Unplugged: A Modern Twist on the Major Hits June 21 at the prestigious Feinstein’s/54 Below supper club in New York’s Broadway theatre district. The show featured fresh, fun, folk-flavored renditions of songs from the beloved operettas of lyricist William S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan, the most successful musical-theatre songwriting team of the Victorian Era. These lovingly loopy, folk-flavored renditions of the light-opera classics were originally developed for productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado by The Hypocrites, a Chicago-based theatre company with which actor-musician Vogel has performed.
Here’s a Youtube video of actor-musician Vogel (accompanying herself on banjo) and former Columbia College Chicago Business and Entrepreneurship Department faculty member Erik Schroeder performing “When I Was a Lass,” from Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore. at Feinstein’s/54 Below on June 21.